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Full NJ Transit service resumes at Hoboken Terminal for 1st time since crash

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David Novarro reports.

Full New Jersey Transit service returned to Hoboken Terminal Monday for the first time since the Sept. 29th crash that killed a woman and injured more than 100 people.

NJ Transit says additional tracks opened at 4 a.m., with the ticket office resuming operations Saturday.

Executive Director Steven Santoro says tracks 5 and 6 will remain closed as the transit agency continues repairs.

In the Sept. 29 crash, the train's data recorder showed it speeding up and was going twice the 10 mph speed limit just before it crashed.

There will be added safety measures as service resumes. Trains pulling into the station must reduce their speed to 5 miles per hour.

Beginning Monday, customers may access Tracks 1 through 4 through the external walkway near PATH and Tracks 7 and 8 via the Main Terminal.

Customers should note that there also will be some reconfiguration of paths of travel to account for the change in access points.

New Jersey's congressional delegation sent a letter on Friday to U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx asking the government to fulfill the transit agency's $10 million request to help it install the GPS-based positive train control system. The transit agency said in a filing in June that it has not made any additional progress on installing the system while approaching a December 2018 deadline.

The Democratic leaders of New Jersey's Legislature announced that they will conduct a joint investigation into the agency and safety concerns.

RELATED: How to pick up personal belongings if you were on Hoboken train.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)
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